Quote of Note #70 — Squirrel-cage of Consumerism

Scrape culverts in the snow; photo by GAC

“I do not think we shall ever escape from the appalling squirrel-cage of economic confusion in which we have been madly turning for the last three centuries of so, the cage in which we landed ourselves by acquiescing in a social system based on  Envy and Avarice.  A society in which consumption has to be artificially stimulated in order to keep production going is a society founded on trash and waste, and such a society is a house built on sand.”

Dorothy L. Sayers, “The Triumph of Easter,” in Creed or Chaos? New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1949, page 46.


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